Clijsters plays Chicago Fall Classic

The Chicago Fall Classic, a WTA 500 event, gets under way this week with a field headed by Elena Svitolina and Garbiñe Muguruza that also includes the return of Kim Clijsters at the age of 38.

Kontaveit stuns Sakkari to win Ostrava title

Anett Kontaveit denied Maria Sakkari her dream of taking the J&T Banka Ostrava Open title after a drought of two years, with a comprehensive 6-2 7-5 over the Greek 4th seed in Sunday’s final.

Europe crushes World

Considering the momentum which Team Europe had generated during the first two days of the Laver Cup to sweep into a 11-1 lead over Team World, it wasn’t surprising to see the visitors clinch overall victory with the first match played on the final day.

Hurkacz collects fourth title

Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz produced another impressive performance on Sunday when, as the top seed, he won the Moselle Open title in Metz, France, defeating the Tokyo bronze medallist and second seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets.

Kwon collects maiden ATP title

Soonwoo Kwon became a first time ATP champion in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, when he won the Astana Open by defeating James Duckworth 7-6(6) 6-3 after 95-minutes in a final featuring two unseeded players.

Sakkari and Kontaveit, surprise Ostrava finalists

Maria Sakkari and Anett Kontaveit overturned the form books by taking out the two top seeds at the J&T Banka Ostrava Open on Saturday, upsetting Iga Swiatek and Petra Kvitova respectively, and they will now meet in Sunday’s final.

Mission impossible for Team World in Laver Cup

Team Europe have opened up a ten-point advantage over Team World following completion of the second day’s play of the Laver Cup at the TD Garden in Boston.

Swiatek to meet Sakkari as Kvitova faces Kontaveit in Ostrava semi-finals

Poland’s Iga Swiatek, the top seed at the J&T Banka Ostrava Open, came through another tough test from Elena Rybakina from Kazakstan to reach the semi-finals, where she will meet Maria Sakkari after the Greek took out home favourite Tereza Martincova.

Team Europe take 3-1 lead

Following a brief colourful opening ceremony the 2021 Laver Cup got underway at the TD Garden auditorium in Boston with the current champions Team Europe taking the majority of the points available to lead 3-1 into Day Two.

Murray succumbs to Hurkacz

Andy Murray’s Metz run was brought to an end by the top seeded Pole Hubert Hurkacz, who after a tight first set, eased himself into the Moselle Open semi-finals 7-6(4) 6-3.
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Andy Murray has revealed a promise he made to Olympic doubles partner Joe Salisbury.

The unseeded British pair secured a Toyko quarter-final date with Croatians Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig thanks to a 6-2 7-6 (7-2) victory over German duo Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz.

I’d have been annoyed with myself if I’d decided to play with the issue, made it worse, lost my singles and not been able to perform well in the doubles. Andy Murray

Andy Murray, 34, a two-time Games singles champion who withdrew from a third campaign in the individual event due to a thigh injury, said: “When we spoke about playing, I told Joe that if I had any physical issues I’d prioritise doubles over singles and that’s why I made the decision.

“I’d have been annoyed with myself if I’d decided to play with the issue, made it worse, lost my singles and not been able to perform well in the doubles.”

The victory kept Murray on course for a record-busting fourth Games medal, having claimed singles gold and, with Laura Robson, mixed doubles silver in 2012 and singles gold in 2016. Murray, who has made a stop-start comeback from hip trouble, would be the first male to win so many medals since tennis was re-introduced in 1988.

Former world No.1 Murray, twice Wimbledon champion, and Salisbury, who has lifted two major doubles titles, also scored a straight sets win when they stunned second seeds Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert, the French Open champions, in the opening round

Stefanos Tsitsipas, on a revenge mission, defeated American Frances Tiafoe, who stunned the Greek in the first round at Wimbledon, 6-3 6-4.

Diego Schwartzman and Jeremy Chardy also reached the last 16. Argentine Schwartzman saw off Tomas Machac of the Czech Republic 6-4 7-5. Frenchman Chardy battled to a 7-5 4-6 6-3 win over Asian Karasev of the Russian Olympic Committee.

Stefanos Tsitsipas avenges his Wimbledon loss

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